Welcome to our 2016-2017 Season
The mission of Reaching For The Arts is to bring performing and visual arts distinction to the New York City youth by affording them the opportunity to learn, practice, and perform with professional artists in order to showcase their talents citywide and beyond.
RFA Strings Program at the Museum Magnet School..
RFA provides private vocal instruction for middle school students who show great interest and talent in wanting to make the arts a life-long goal and hobby. The purpose of these private lessons is to provide students with the skills and requirements needed to apply to specialized and performing-arts high schools.
Visual Arts & Portfolio Building Program
RFA visual arts program at the Museum Magnet School
The RF Choir is a community choir program. Students involved with the choir collaborate with other schools, community organizations, and performance programs in New York City and beyond.
Get Your Community Involved!
RFA Drama Program at the Museum Magnet School
Reaching for the Arts has a mission to empower the New York City youth through after school arts programs. If your school, student, or community is interested in partnering with Reaching for the Arts, please email our Founder, Sharon Johnson or our Artistic Director, Jessica Punchatz.
Every bit of monetary funding is extremely important in keeping RFA true to its mission of giving students the opportunity to experience as well as develop skills in the arts. Funding will give our students private lessons, transportation to trips such as museums, concerts, Broadway shows, pay for performance venues, pay RFA artists, museum costs, art supplies, music stands, instrument repair as well as accessories such as rosin for bows, replacement bows, strings, bridges, shoulder pads for violins and violas, wax for trumpet and trombone, and horn mouth pieces just to name a few.
Friday, April 14 2017 at Carnegie Hall
8:30pm, Tickets $85 at Carnegie Box Office
Please help us support our efforts to bring students together throughout the city in singing on this important concert about peace. Composer, Joe Lawson has written a piece to be premiered on the event and a middle school band is flying in from California and a group of guitarists from orphanages in Mexico. The concert will feature favorites, such as the 1812 Overture and Ode to Joy. Please consider donating so that our students' parents can attend this once in a lifetime event.